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Paris Saint-Germain player Aminata Diallo continues to deny having ordered the violent assault of her teammate Kheira Hamraoui. His lawyer assures us that “other much more serious avenues are currently being considered by investigators”.
Paris Saint-Germain player Aminata Diallo “formally disputes the accusations” she was subjected to after the assault on her teammate Kheira Hamraoui last week, her lawyer told AFP on Friday (November 12th) .
“Aminata Diallo learned with amazement that she is suspected of being linked to the assault of which she and her teammate Kheira Hamraoui were victims on November 4. She formally disputes these accusations”, indicates the lawyer in a communicated statement. to AFP.
“Aminata Diallo deplores the perfectly artificial staging of a rivalry between her and Kheira Hamraoui which would justify her attacking her teammate. This theory does not correspond at all to the true nature of their relationship”, continues Me Mourad Battikh, sweeping aside the hypothesis of an ambush orchestrated by his client in order to take advantage of a Hamraoui injury who is evolving in the same position as her.
Kheira Hamraoui, a 31-year-old French international, was assaulted on the evening of November 4 when she returned with Aminata Diallo from a dinner organized by their club.
The player was “beaten on the legs with an iron bar” by two men who then fled, according to the prosecutor of Versailles.
Her teammate Aminata Diallo, witness to the scene, was arrested Wednesday and then placed in police custody, before being released Thursday evening without any charge being brought against her.
“Other much more serious leads are currently being considered by investigators not involving my client at all,” says his lawyer.
“Aminata Diallo regrets the media enthusiasm which has already condemned her, without foundation, and she recalls that she will not hesitate to defend her rights in court if necessary against any defamation”, he continues.
Aminata Diallo, also a French international, aged 26, responded without a lawyer to the investigators of the brigade for the repression of banditry of the judicial police of Versailles.
“She fully cooperated in facilitating the work of the investigators and came out free,” recalls her lawyer.
Reached by phone by AFP, Mourad Battikh explained that his client “was deeply shocked by the media enthusiasm around this affair”.
This affair also has an impact on PSG, which must play Sunday (9 p.m.) the match at the top of the French Women’s Championship against its great rival in Lyon.
The Parisian club requested the postponement of the match and “awaits the response of the French Football Federation (FFF), organizer of the event, we learned from an internal source at the club.
In camera training
Asked by AFP, the FFF had not reacted in the middle of the afternoon.
The two PSG players affected by the ambush did not train on Friday, we learned from the club.
Rested, the two midfielders were to meet Ulrich Ramé, the manager of the women’s section during the day.
Friday morning, the training session took place behind closed doors at the Bougival training center, in the Yvelines, where a security device had been put in place.
For his part, a friend of the two players, also questioned as part of the investigation, assured that he had “absolutely nothing to do with this aggression”: “He explained that he actually knew the two players and that he had had telephone contact with them in the past, but unrelated to this affair, “his lawyer Frédéric Lalliard told AFP.
Investigators traced back to the 34-year-old man by discovering communications from a phone located near the Lyon-Corbas remand center, where he has been in pre-trial detention for more than nine months in a case. extortion and forcible confinement.
“He has been in the world of football for a long time, he knows several players, some exchanges with Parisian players went back more than six months,” confirms Me Lalliard.